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Capuchadou 12 cm Classic Burled beech End Grain - A

This traditional French folding knife is the perfect addition to any picnic basket. Take it with you on your next adventure and of course, don't forget the wine, the cheese, and the saucisson sec.

Before the development of the Laguiole in the 19th century, French shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care for their flocks of sheep. The four leaves clover was added for good luck.

Consider this: This knife was entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France

Technical aspects:  The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a blade-stop that helps maintain the edge of the blade. The "Shamrock", as well as the handle's top, are hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass-market knives that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind.

Handle Material: Stabilized burled beech "End-Grain" or "Bois Debout" harvested in France. End grain is the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings. Rather than cutting a plank of wood the length of the trunk, end grain wood is actually cut at a 90-degree angle to the grain. This type of cut exposes the character of the wood rings and graining.


Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.4 cm (3.7")
Bade:
 Swedish Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel - 56 Hrc.
Handle Size: 12.3 cm (4.65")
Weight: ~ 120 grams (4.2 oz.)

What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheaths

Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.

Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole, Fontenille Pataud and Chateau Laguiole contracts Max for their needs.